Keep a Child Alive strongly condemns Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act.
By: Peter Twyman | March 5th, 2014
On February 24th, the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, signed a bill that threatens life in prison for Ugandan gays and harsh penalties for those who advocate on behalf of the LGBT community. The Anti-Homosexuality Act has already been criticized around the world, as it is a violation of basic human rights.
Keep a Child Alive strongly condemns Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act. This deplorable law infringes not only on the human rights of the LGBT population, but the human rights of all Ugandans. Worse still, Museveni’s actions have jeopardized years of progress in the fight against HIV.
By criminalizing homosexuality, Uganda is pushing an already vulnerable population away from HIV/AIDS testing and treatment. This law forcing many Ugandans into hiding, and threatens our goal of an AIDS-free generation.
Since 2004, KCA has worked closely with Kampala, Uganda-based organization, Alive Medical Services, to provide comprehensive HIV treatment, care, and support to more than 11,000 children and families.
Despite the government missteps, Keep a Child Alive and Alive Medical Services remain committed to providing compassionate services and loving support to ALL those affected by HIV. We are determined to uphold the rights of people everywhere.
Capturing our sentiment is Dr. Pasquine Ogunsanya, Founder and Director of Alive Medical Services. “Before the bill was even a thought, we made a promise to love, to serve and to never discriminate,” said Dr. Ogunsanya. “We believe everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, deserves to be treated with love, dignity and respect. It’s what we’ve always done and what we will continue to do.”
Add your voice to the call for human rights and tolerance for all.